Bertelsmann Strengthens Education Business with Acquisition of OnCourse Learning

September 17, 2018

Bertelsmann continues the expansion of its strategic growth area of education. The international media, services and education group is acquiring the U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from the private equity company CIP Capital for an amount in the mid-nine-digit euro range. The transaction further strengthens Bertelsmann’s presence in the U.S. Alongside the acquisitions of the Random House book group in 1988, the online education provider Relias in 2014, and the takeover of a 75-percent majority stake in Penguin Random House in 2017, this purchase is one Bertelsmann’s largest transactions in the American market.

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